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    Oscar-Nominated 'Room on the Broom' Casts a Wonderful Spell!

    This delightful 2D film is a 2014 Academy Award nominee in the category of Best Short Animated Film. Room on ... Read Article »

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    Critically Acclaimed 'Boyhood' coming to Hastings Museum Theatre

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    EducationBrochure Brochure Cover ShotHey Teachers! We’ve just published our 2014-2015 Education Guide and they’re on their way to your school. If you’re in a hurry, or prefer to work online, download a a copy: Educator Guide! Also explore the ‘Teachers’ tab above and always feel free to give us a call at 402.461.4629!

    Room-on-the-BroomThis delightful British 2D film is a 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Short Animated Film. Room on the Broom is adapted from a book of the same title and features the voices of Simon Pegg and Gillian Anderson. It first aired in the U.S. on PBS Kids Sprout as a Halloween special last year. Great seasonal fun for the kids! Trailer Here | 25 mins | $4 +tax


    Family Program: Pirates | Saturday, Oct. 4 | 2:00-4:00 | Arrh Matey! Come and explore the world of Pirates! On this Caribbean adventure learn about famous pirates, create your own treasure chest and go on a quest that will take you on a fun-filled journey throughout the museum. We hope you can join us! Registration & Payment Required by Oct. 2 | More here.

    Witch_Broom_PNG_ClipartPreschool Playday! Theme: Room on the Broom | Sat., Oct. 11 | 10-10:45 | Rhymes, and spells, and brews, oh my! Young witches and warlocks will learn how to create rhymes that are perfect for spells, and make magical brews that fizzle and bubble. After training is complete and all the spells are cast, preschoolers and their favorite adult are invited to watch the movie based on the book, “Room on the Broom,” in our Super Screen Theatre. Please Note: If you choose to stay for the film, an additional fee applies! More here.


    Join us each month for this evening of special prices! Pay What You Can (PWYC) Museum admission from 5:00-8:00, and the 6:00 large-format film is just $5. If you can pay full price, great! If not, PWYC! You’ll never see a better price for our large-format films. Our next 3rd Friday film is Lewis & Clark 2D. Next 3rd Friday: Oct. 17!  More here.

    PrintThe Nebraska Tourism Commission recently announced the details for the Nebraska Passport Program. We made the cut! Hastings Museum was selected for the Can’t Get Enough Tour. Passports are available at our front desk. They come with a prize-entry sheet and a great map of all of the themed tours of Nebraska. There are prizes to be won, including a 60″ plasma TV. The program runs through September 30th.

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